Funding students with disability

More than 100,000 NSW school students with a disability will have greater access to classroom support and specialised equipment following a $63 million funding injection from the Commonwealth Government.

New South Wales public schools, which educate more than 90,000 students with a disability, will receive $47.9 million over the next two years, while Catholic and independent schools will receive $11.3 million and $3.8 million respectively.

Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli, said the Commonwealth More Support for Students with Disabilities funding would feed into the NSW Government's initiative Every Student, Every School.

"Every Student, Every School is about giving children with disability the best possible education, by ensuring teachers and schools are more able to meet their learning and support needs."

The More Support for Students with Disabilities initiative will:

  • provide appropriate assistive technologies to support students to work more independently in inclusive environments
  • train and mentor teachers and school leaders to build their skills and knowledge in special education
  • support the establishment of specialist teacher support in every NSW government school
  • develop materials and provide professional development and other support to help teachers to adjust curriculum to meet students individual learning and support needs of students with disability
  • expand specialist support services and resource options for students with complex disabilities and high support needs
  • provide health, allied health or other professionals to strengthen schools support for students with disability.

Find out more information about the Every Student, Every School initiative.

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